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10 KICK-ASS MOVIE PREACHERS
July 31, 2009 2:32 PM   Subscribe


 
This post needs 100% more links to real life "ass kicking preachers" (or the nearest equivalent) and 100% less all cap title.
posted by datter at 2:41 PM on July 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Rest Of The Web.
posted by paisley henosis at 2:50 PM on July 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dead Alive: yes.
posted by gurple at 2:58 PM on July 31, 2009


MetaDigg
posted by Benway at 2:59 PM on July 31, 2009


meh. Bit more research, few more real life examples, add some of your own personal thoughts on who your fave is and you got a good link.
posted by joelf at 3:08 PM on July 31, 2009


No Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter = Massive, massive fail.
posted by Rangeboy at 3:18 PM on July 31, 2009 [6 favorites]


Pure fail based on the exclusion of Richard Burton in Night of the Iguana. Give him five minutes and he'll drive you right out into the damn rain.
posted by hermitosis at 3:19 PM on July 31, 2009


The star, Kang-ho Song, was pretty awesome in The Host. I'd see this film.
posted by orme at 3:20 PM on July 31, 2009


Needs more Pale Rider.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 3:24 PM on July 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Paul McGann was in Lesbian Vampire Killers? That poor, poor man.
posted by permafrost at 3:28 PM on July 31, 2009


He might be the opposite of badass, but I've always been partial to Eli Sunday in There Will Be Blood. I think that merely playing opposite Daniel Day-Lewis gives someone enough of a veneer of badassery to qualify, regardless of what they personally do.
posted by duende at 3:42 PM on July 31, 2009


For shame - no metion of Jeremy Irons and Robert De Niro in The Mission? Fie on this list.
posted by jquinby at 3:53 PM on July 31, 2009


Also consider the fact that Daniel Day-Lewis had a year to prepare his performance, while Paul Dano was actually plugged into playing that role two weeks after filming had started, and Dano doesn't merely hold his own against Day-Lewis --his "Get out ghost!" sequence and the church initiation scene are as weird and awesome as anything in the film.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:53 PM on July 31, 2009


I almost got saved by Robert Duvall in The Apostle. He's not there.
posted by scratch at 4:17 PM on July 31, 2009


Will I be banished to Metatalk if I bitch about how this thread illustrates how much more Digg-like Metafilter becomes on Fridays?
posted by coolguymichael at 4:34 PM on July 31, 2009


Will I be banished to Metatalk if I bitch about how this thread illustrates how much more Digg-like Metafilter becomes on Fridays?

you wish.
posted by msconduct at 5:11 PM on July 31, 2009


I'm not surprised with Dead Alive, I was fully expecting it and thought they probably wrote that article based around that one guy. They missed quite a few good ones. I'll submit Dolph Lundgren as Street Preacher in Jonny Mnemonic.
posted by P.o.B. at 6:04 PM on July 31, 2009


Psssh. I would drink all of their milkshakes.
posted by clearly at 6:15 PM on July 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


Call me crazy, but I'll take Gene Hackman's Reverend Frank Scott in The Poseidon Adventure.
posted by cashman at 7:29 PM on July 31, 2009


What? No God's Gun?
posted by Wavelet at 7:33 PM on July 31, 2009




I have my doubts as to whether these guys actually watched Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; Tuck's a violent sot from the beginning, God bless him.

And yes, the lack of Mitchumosity pretty much sinks the whole list.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:34 PM on July 31, 2009


Are you a faithless preacher?

...or are you a mean motherfucking SERVANT OF GOD?"
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:38 PM on July 31, 2009


I think that merely playing opposite Daniel Day-Lewis gives someone enough of a veneer of badassery to qualify, regardless of what they personally do.

DiCaprio
posted by ActingTheGoat at 11:33 PM on July 31, 2009


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